RESEARCH TITLE: Forecasting the money laundering and terrorist financing risks of new and disruptive technologies

Abstract: New innovations such as distributed ledger technologies (cryptocurrencies), new payment methods and new financial services are revolutionising how people engage with money. Yet they are also enabling or enhancing criminal activity, with hastily drafted regulations often coming too late and usually doing more to stifle innovation than to prevent crime. This research uses empirical and innovative scientific research methods to understand these risks, trends and to devise possible prevention measures. These include two scoping reviews, a Delphi study, a crime scripting exercise and red teaming amongst expert stakeholders from relevant industries, such as Fintech and law enforcement.

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Graduate teaching assistant in: Research design, Horizon scanning, Foundations of Security & Crime Science

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Arda is a PhD researcher funded by the Dawes Centre for Future Crime at UCL


Languages spoken: English & Turkish